BYE TSINGHUA! BYE BEIJING! BYE CHINA! :'(
Exchange went by much too fast, but I’m super grateful for the opportunity to complete my studies abroad. I was fortunate enough to meet some amazing people and I was able to experience things that I never thought I would try. From bungee jumping in Beijing to plank roads in Huashan to scuba diving in Hainan to abseiling waterfalls in Vietnam to riding elephants and touching tigers in Thailand to eating live octopus in Korea … the adventures were endless.
Therefore, as my final blog post about my exchange semester, I decided a huge photo dump of random pictures from Beijing would be appropriate. A picture says 1000 words right?
Now as I am recapping my adventures from Beijing there is one question that remains.
How are my lungs doing? As an extremely unfit individual to begin with, I think it’s safe to say that my lungs have never been at their peak performance. However, all that particulate matter def took its toll. From being able to run 3 blocks to now only really being able to run 1, it’s been a rough time. But I mean what’s pollution when you’re having fun?
Tsinghua was a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll forever remember (plus if I don’t I blogged all about it so I really can’t forget) But for now no more saying Tsinghua Da Xue Dong Bei Merrrrrr or talking to my jianbing/yam/black cab driver buddies at Taoli everyday and no more fuwuyuans walking in on me while I’m sleeping.
So cheers to the nights out in Sanlitun and to the friends that made Tsinghua my home for 4 months
Cheers to my turtle, Franklin, who just could not be tamed <3
And cheers to the countless random adventures and memories that were made.
It’s been an unbelievable journey and one of the craziest and most exciting rides of my life. Spending time abroad has allowed me to grow into that strong, independent women I knew I could be. And now as I venture off into the real world, I glad I had the chance to complete my last university semester in such an amazing country.